Margot at the Wedding: Disaffected Adults, Bad Choices

 In Comedy, Drama, Everything, Good
Margot at the Wedding

The review:

Noah Baumbach’s Margot at the Wedding has the usual pre-Gerwig vibe* of disaffected adults who speak with a bored affect** and are their own worst enemies. And while that first sentence sounds like I didn’t like the film, this second sentence is here to say that I greatly enjoyed this movie from the performances to the ridiculous actions taken by the characters.*** Chalk this up as yet another Baumbach film with people I couldn’t be in the room with in real life, but greatly enjoy on screen.

The verdict: Good

Cost: free via Kanopy
Where watched: at home

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Further sentences:

*Greta Gerwig has injected so much more FUN into his movies.
**Even Jack Black—usually the reliably manic character—is running at about 40% power.
***Granted, this is enjoyment like chewing aluminum foil with braces on, or putting a 9-volt battery on your tongue. It’s exhilarating and uncomfortable.


  • Which character in this film is the most competent parent?
  • Who did you identify with the most?

Favorite IMDB Trivia item:

Cinematographer Harris Savides used old lenses and shot mostly in natural light to get the dim, ominous look of the film.

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